Thursday, December 21, 2017

Our Quiet Time

It is our quiet time.
We do not speak, because the voices are within us.
It is our quiet time.
We do not walk, because the earth is all within us.
It is our quiet time.
We do not dance, because the music has lifted us
to a place where the spirit is.
It is our quiet time.
We rest with all of nature.
We wake when the seven sisters wake.
We greet them in the sky over the opening of the kiva.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Winter . . . Within and Beyond
Winter Beauty
Winter Light
Advent: A ChristoPagan Perspective
Reclaiming the "Hour of God"
Celebrating the Coming of the Sun and the Son
Christmastide Approaches

Related Off-site Links:
At the Solstice, in Praise of DarknessThe New York Times (December 16, 2017).
The Long (and Short) of the Winter Solstice – Haley Brink (CNN, December 21, 2017).
What Indigenous People Celebrate During This Time Of YearWhite Wolf Pack (December 18, 2017).
Winter Solstice: Honoring the Longest Night of the Year – T. Thorn Coyle (The Huffington Post, December 20, 2012).
Winter SolsticeThe Leveret (December 21, 2009).

Images: Michael J. Bayly.

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